Our People

Leeds South and West Methodist Church

Superintendent
Rev Jo Lightowler
Pastoral responsibility for
Adel
Cookridge

Jo@lswmethodists.org.uk

Rev Pete Brazier

Rev Pete Brazier
Pastoral responsibility for
Highfield, Hunslet, Beeston Hill
St Andrew's, Beeston,
West Leeds Community Church
(Inc Wesley Road Chapel,
Whingate and Lower Wortley)
pete@lswmethodists.org.uk

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Rev Mark Godfrey
Pastoral responsibility for
Central, The Grove
Headingley, Meanwood
Woodside

mark@lswmethodists.org.uk

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Rev Keith Hunt
Pastoral responsibility for
Farsley, Rodley, 
St Andrew’s Pudsey,
St John's,  St Mark's
Keith@lswmethodists.org.uk

Leeds South and West Staff

Rev Rach Ward
Pastoral responsibility for
Trinity, Bramley
Hyde Park &
Discipleship in the Circuit

Rach@lswmethodists.org.uk

Deacon Guy Austin-Bride

Deacon Guy Austin- Bride

Developing the ministry of the Community House

Supporting the churches of Rev Pete Brazier
guy@lswmethodists.org.uk

Our Lay Employees

Headingley and West Circuit Team

Miss Cathy Boocock
Circuit Administrator & Treasurer

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Mrs Erica Hartley
Circuit Administrator

South and West Circuit Team

Mrs Sharon Brocksom
Children & Families
Development Worker

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Mr Chris Coleman
Pastoral Worker


Our Circuit Stewards

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Miss Anne Jackson
Senior Steward

Mr Phil Maud

Mr Phil Maud
Circuit Steward

 WesleyBear

Wesley Bear - Circuit Mascot
& Communications Officer
wesley@lswmethodists.org.uk

Circuit Team

Mrs Kirsty Butler
Circuit Steward

Circuit Team

Mr Peter Cordwell
Circuit Steward

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Mr Sean Kelly
Circuit Steward

Circuit Team

Mr Stuart Westerman
Circuit Steward

Circuit Team

Miss Audrey Wilks
Circuit Steward

Mr Edmund Linfield

Circuit Steward

We are always looking for
new Stewards.
Please contact the office
if you think you
could fulfil this role.

The Leeds and South and West Methodist Circuit came together on 1st September 2015

Our Team of lay and ordained people serves 22 churches from across the western side of Leeds.

Together we undertake to share the Good News of Christ’s love and to support the work of our local churches as they share his abundant blessings across their communities.

Our Structure

Headingley and West Circuit

LOCAL CHURCHES are the “Grassroots” from which most mission work and worship is delivered with the help of many volunteers.

Churches are grouped together in CIRCUITS who provide collective support.  Circuits make ministerial appointments and provide accommodation. Lay employees and volunteers are also recruited. Ministers are assigned pastoral care for a group of churches. A central plan for worship across all the churches is created.

Circuits are then grouped together in wider areas which are called DISTRICTS. We are in the Yorkshire West District. Support can include: Training, pastoral care, media relations, property and legal advice and organising larger initiatives.

The Methodist Church in Great Britain is known as the CONNEXION and our overall policies are agreed through the work of the council and our annual conference of representatives, including matters of doctrine, structure, legal, financial, and social issues.

Circuit Plan

At the moment our plan for worship is provisional and is being sent out to churches, if you would like a copy please contact the circuit office.

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